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I recently setup a Google Apps email and I’m using Thunderbird with IMAP as the client on a Windows 7 machine. I woke this morning to find the error:
server imap.googlemail.com failed
It wasn’t the easiest thing to find a solution, and oddly (and this is in my particular case) all the newer posts don’t seem to fix my particular issue. As things would have it a post on the Mozilla forum from 2008 answered my issue. It had something to do with unlocking Google’s Captcha:
Gmail IMAP setup
This is the comment:
Log in to your Gmail account in the browser, and unlock the CAPTCHA.
Upon visiting the link above, I used option #3:
#3 If you’re still having problems, visit http://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha and sign in with your Gmail username and password. If necessary, enter the letters in the distorted picture.
How to Fix “login to server imap.googlemail.com failed” for Mozilla Thunderbird using Google Mail IMAP
That’s about it, so here’s what fixed my particular issue with the “login to server imap.googlemail.com failed” issue:
- visit this URL to unlock CAPTCHA: http://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha
- login to your Gmail account (don’t know if this is necessary)
- restart Thunderbird
- when prompted re-submit your Password
So, in my particular case, this is how to fix the error “login to server imap.googlemail.com failed” using Thunderbird Gmail and IMAP.Read more
If you manage email with multiple domains (not alias) with Google Apps and need to recreate catchall capabilities for a non-primary domains then you can use Google’s “address alias”. I thought this was only a @gmail capability, but domains on Google Apps for Business provide this as well.
Here’s what I’m talking about.
In Google Apps you have a primary domain and ONLY for that domain can you assign a true catchall account. So for instance you’d have something like this:
ed@domain-primary (this is set as the “catchall”)
However, if you want to manage a 2nd domain through Google Apps and provide them with email you cannot assign a catchall account.
firstname.lastname@example.org (can’t assign as catchall)
email@example.com (can’t assign as catchall)
There is such a thing as an email alias, so you could setup a number of things:
However, with this method, your workflow is interrupted in that you can’t just shoot off aliases because you’d have to add it through the main Google Apps management console.
What you can do however, is use Google’s “address alias” to essentially do what you had previously relied on a catchall to handle:
You can on a whim add a third:
Now, I know there are many ways to handle emails by tagging, forward, etc.. but I had a user with particular ways and workflow she liked so I had to do something that maintained that.
So, by using Google’s “domain alias” you can emulate a “catchall”/creating distinct emails per service without having to register them as an email Alias in the Google Apps manager.
Using an address alias
Limitations for multiple domains
Catch All and Secondary Domains
This is a little wild, but I’ll put it here anyways:
Smart Trick to create Google Apps catch all for secondary domains
This is my very first Quora question asking why there isn’t a 24 hour cable channel playing only workout videos.
Here’s my very important question:
Why is there not a 24 hour Workout or Fitness Channel on cable licensing old workout videos?
Basically, why isn’t there a channel that play workout videos 24 hours per day? I don’t know much about the workings of creating cable channels and securing content, but I would think you could be able to pay a small royalty to some old workout video creators for the rights.
Then you could have what MTV used to be except that it would be for workout videos. Then you could just tune in and get your P90X or Zumba (a less successful version of both) on anytime of the day.Read more
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I’m not sure what Google’s ultimately going to do with their ranking of Question and Answer (Q&A) sites. A simple search for the term “personal anecdote” first brings up a Yahoo Answers page that points right back to the Dictionary.com definition, and the 2nd result is for Ask.com which I believe is a definition that is largely incorrect. At position #3 is the Dictionary.com result that atleast to me is correct and provides the most utility.
The search for “personal anecdote”
Result #1 Yahoo Answers
Result #2 Ask.com
Result #3 Dictionary.com